The three-member Board of County Commissioners is the administrative body of the County. It has general supervision over all fiscal affairs of the County.
The Board of County Commissioners, created by the State Constitution, is composed of three Commissioners elected by the people. The County is divided into three districts, as equal in population as possible and numbered 1, 2, and 3 respectively. One Commissioner is elected from each district. District boundaries are set once every 10 years following the federal census.
The Board meets on Monday of each week, except on holidays or on special occasions. The meetings are held at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 4 at the Pottawatomie County Courthouse at 325 N Broadway, Shawnee, OK 74801. The Board may set special meetings on 48 hours notice. All sessions are open to the public and held in observance of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.
At the first meeting of the Board every January, the Commissioners elect one of the current Commissioners to serve as Chairman for that calendar year. The Chairman's primary duty is to preside at the meetings of the Board. The Chairman is also one of two officers that may sign checks (known as "warrants") issued by the County Treasurer.